Alison Nimmo | The Crown Estate

Alison Nimmo

Chief Executive, Executive Board Member and Second Commissioner

Alison took up the post of Chief Executive of The Crown Estate on 1 January 2012, and was reappointed on 1 January 2016.

Key strengths

  • Leadership
  • Corporate overview
  • Government relations
  • Urban regeneration/property


Alison spent five years with the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) where, as Director of Design and Regeneration, she was responsible for delivering the overall design and early delivery of many of the venues for the London 2012 games. Her previous roles have included Chief Executive of Sheffield One and Project Director of Manchester Millennium Ltd. She was awarded a CBE in 2004.

External appointments

Alison is Non-Executive Director at Berkeley Group and a visiting professor for Sheffield Hallam University. She is also a Trustee of UK Green Building Council, Chair of the CBI Economic Growth Board, and a Trustee of Imperial College London. In 2014, she was awarded the prestigious Royal Town Planning Institute Gold Medal for recognition of her services to town planning and sustainability throughout her career.

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